A way to Produce Insulin-Producing Cells has been Discovered
A study out of Sweden's Karolinska Institute discovered a molecule that identifies and stimulates the formation of said cells...
Some amazing scientists in Sweden’s Karolinska Institute have discovered a molecule that identifies and stimulates the formation of new insulin-producing cells in zebrafish and mammalian tissue. The new process was discovered using a newly created mechanism used in regulating protein synthesis.
“Our findings indicate a new potential target for treating diabetes, in that we demonstrate a possible way of stimulating the formation of new insulin-producing cells.”
Olov Andersson, an author of the study and a senior researcher at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Karolinska Institute, said.
For those that don’t know, both Type 1 and 2 diabetes are characterized by raised blood sugar levels, which is the result of low levels of endogenous insulin, the hormone needed to produce glucose uptake/upkeep within the blood. Both types are also characterized in an altered sense as a physiological inability to utilize the insulin secreted.
The results are published in Nature Chemical Biology.
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